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LONDON: Formner England captain John Terry could be on his way out of Chelsea and heading for Spanish club Valencia in the January transfer window, the Daily Mirror reported yesterday.
Terry is serving a four-match Football Asociation ban for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand and Chelsea have slapped a fine on the player into the bargain.
The Mirror reported that FIFA agent Francois Gallardo has claimed Terry has been offered the chance to relaunch his career in the Spanish top-flight.
Valencia are reportedly ready to offer the 31-year-old defender an 18-month contract, with an option for another year.
Gallardo told Radio Intereconomia: “Valencia are negotiating, and I am involved in person, with the signing in the winter transfer market.”
He added: “The offer is on his table. The player is out of contract in June and will not renew there for several reasons at Chelsea and he wants to come to Spain.”
Gallardo explained: “Terry has problems. They are insulting him and he is not taking it anymore. He asked to leave, not us. It’s real. This has been going on for 15 days and two meetings have already taken place. The deal is already on his table - a year and a half plus one.”
He added: “I think he will accept.”
England’s World Cup winning star Connelly dead
LONDON: John Connelly, who was a member of England’s 1966 World Cup winning squad and won League titles with Burnley and Manchester United, died yesterday aged 74, his former clubs announced.
He played in England’s opening match in the tournament, a 0-0 draw with Uruguay at Wembley, but did not feature in any of the other games.
The winger, who played 20 times for England between 1959 and 1966, was Burnley’s top scorer when they won the League in 1960 and was a member of the Burnley team that lost the 1962 FA Cup final to Tottenham Hotspur.
He joined United in 1964 and won the title with them in his first season at Old Trafford playing in every match.